So, why do you ride?(merged)

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  1. Medi

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    mainly to disconnect and stay in shape.
     
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    I ride to have a spirtual experience..being in nature..with a bike driven by my own power...drinking water...seeing wild life..enjoying good down hill..all main reasons why i ride!
     
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    Because I live in Idaho:beer: being close to isolated wilderness is why I moved here from SoCal.
    It is so tempting to discover all this open country on a mountain bike
     
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    Its been said already, but:

    it feels good

    Trails sometimes feel like a wave. When trails are cut into a steep face it can often feel like a massive dirt/plant wave unfolding before you and breaking behind you as you descend. Steep sections can feel like dropping in. A trail with good flow will almost peel away behind you as if you were on a board. Its not surfing, but its nice in its own right.

    Another reason I like riding is geology. The ground changes. There's variety: super fast, smooth and flowy rock-free places, places where there's a little rock or sand, places where you you have to pick lines, or blow through, places with rocks that bite back, places that force you to walk....though you try damn hard not to.
     
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    A number of reasons in no particular order:

    -Good friends to talk about anything in life, challenge me, and throw up with me ;)
    -I work in I.T. so I really need to disconnect
    -Stay in shape
    -Building a bike and taking it on a maiden voyage. There is something about that feeling I can't explain.
    -See nature and areas of the world that most people would never see
    -Be introduced to and drink new beers I haven't heard of
     
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    Ride to get a good workout on the bike. And LOVE riding the mountain trails down and up....
     
  7. Jason

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    I ride to get away from all my worries and anxiety, atleast for a short while. I have been battling with depression and panic disorder for the past 7 years. I have found that simply getting outdoors and "pedaling" has helped me termendiously! I have also lost quite a bit of weight while cycling, which never hurts either... =]
     
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    Awesome stuff Jason! I started riding to get into shape for racing Quad MX! I fell in love with it and for some reason, my legs cant stop turning circles!!!
     
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    I zen out when I ride, especially when I'm climbing.
     
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    Probably because it's just plain ole fun combine with the benefits of excersise, riding to the top or pushing to the top. I also was never a fan of team sports but was more into individual achievement an sports, and biking is something I can do myself. . I love nature and the solitude and get away from the whole thing that is LA. I just think it's fun.
     
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    I ride to get in shape, have fun, push myself, explore, meet new people, see new things, go further farther faster, get scared on the downhills, but most importantly to earn the post ride beer.
     
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    To lose weight, spend more time outdoors, and having fun!
     
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    Same as others. Fun, explore, stay in shape... I also like working on my bike, maintainance/upgrades and reading and learning things about it. And now that I finally got my girlfriend on a bike, I get to see dat azz in spandex for a couple of hours.
     
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    I love this response! took the words right out of my mouth!
     
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    emcil my wife no like me

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    Because working sucks. Duh.
     
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    A number of reasons in no particular order:

    -Good friends to talk about anything in life
    -I work in healthcare so I really need to disconnect
    -Stay in shape
    -See nature and areas of the world that most people would never see
    -Good friends
    -Challenge myself
    -Much less expensive that loading up the toy hauler and going to Glamis
    -Keeps my liquor consumption in check
     
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    1. Friends got me into it.
    2. Doctor said I needed to loose 20lbs.
    3. Wife said "go ahead buy a bike".
    4. Haven't felt so healthy in years!
    5. Having fun when doing casual rides with friends.
    6. Having fun riding by myself. My alone time!
    7. Getting my kids interested in mountain biking.
     
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    I cant get enough of the sound of nothing but the tires digging into the dirt
     
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    rojomas A.K.A The Oxx

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    Because I eat and drink too much...
     
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    Because I like beer and hiking sucks!!
     

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